1. Luis Forkey's Avatar
    I was thinking of buying a nokia lumia 520...i was concerned about updating...like once WP8.1 is out...and i update it..
    1.Will it make my phone slow???...considering 512mb RAM....and i m sure more versions better than WP8.1 will be out...So will it make my phone slow????
    2.IF i update to WP8.1,do i need to update all my apps too..or will it be automatically updated??

    Thanx in advance....
    Aswin Smart likes this.
    12-20-2013 12:56 AM
  2. stui83's Avatar
    get lumia 525 instead, problem solved. No other dramas with apps, all good
    niuyulin and ultimate1024 like this.
    12-20-2013 01:08 AM
  3. r4v's Avatar
    You will have to find some fairies to get answers for that. Or someone from the future, in DeLorean or something.
    akks likes this.
    12-20-2013 01:14 AM
  4. jojoe42's Avatar
    It has been said before, all devices running WP8 currently WILL get the next version of Windows Phone (i.e. 8.1) Microsoft would be stupid to ignore their own promise of support for WP8 devices until 2016 (of which then, they will release WP9 or something), plus also they said all devices are upgradable. Of course it'll be a little slower on a 520 than say a 1520, but WP being WP it shouldn't be too noticable ala iOS
    akks and Az Za like this.
    12-20-2013 01:21 AM
  5. Luis Forkey's Avatar
    @jojoe42...well i just hope it doesnt make my phone too slow to operate that would be really frustrating...Hope so...
    @r4v....lol true enough....but just need to be sure....before i go for Windows phone....
    @stui83...well actually lumia 525 isnt launched yet in my country..plus it might not suit my budget..so Lumia 520 is good for me :D
    12-20-2013 01:26 AM
  6. Blacklac's Avatar
    I doubt they would release an update if it would make the phone slow. I think its pretty safe to say, if 8.1 is released for your device, it will probably run ok.

    WP bread and butter is how smooth it runs, after all.
    12-20-2013 01:40 AM
  7. Luis Forkey's Avatar
    @Blacklac....Actually WP is just developing so...just had a doubt in my mind...Because once its updated...its very difficult to revert back....:D
    12-20-2013 01:54 AM
  8. Luigi Lop's Avatar
    It has been said before, all devices running WP8 currently WILL get the next version of Windows Phone (i.e. 8.1) Microsoft would be stupid to ignore their own promise of support for WP8 devices until 2016 (of which then, they will release WP9 or something), plus also they said all devices are upgradable. Of course it'll be a little slower on a 520 than say a 1520, but WP being WP it shouldn't be too noticable ala iOS
    since wp has ram quotas for apps, they can't allow themselves to increase ram usage on 512 devices. this will mean either a very optimized and fast system/service(even better for us 920/ativ s users)
    02-22-2014 12:48 AM
  9. Ahmed Hassan7's Avatar
    I don't think that the phone will be slower because of the RAM the WP OS is a really lightweight OS that can run on less RAM than that also note that Lumia 720 and 620 has the same RAM amount and basically the same processor so if it is going to hurt the Lumia 520 in any way it will hurt the other two devices as well (including Lumia 625) meaning a lot of people being unhappy and leaving the platform so I think 8.1 will be optimized to run smoothly on Lumia 520
    02-22-2014 09:32 AM
  10. stamatis1's Avatar
    Lol u serious ? omg dude
    02-22-2014 09:51 AM
  11. Sport Driver's Avatar
    I think it will be optimized but more RAM will make difference. Because apps won't close when you will press back button but will be frozen in RAM. So more RAM will mean more open apps so less loading times. That is what I think.

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 820 using Tapatalk
    02-22-2014 10:06 AM
  12. Farrakh Hayat's Avatar
    just right now updating...lets c what will happen............
    05-12-2014 09:24 AM
  13. baotien25's Avatar
    i think window phone is very smooth and my lumia 520 has been update wp 8.1...it runs pretty fast.
    05-12-2014 11:47 AM
  14. thron's Avatar
    Finished my first day with 8.1 and resuming of apps feels faster than it did on 8.0.
    No complaints with speed at all.
    05-16-2014 12:32 AM
  15. JCassio's Avatar
    I have already updated my Lumia 520 to Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview this week, but after a hard reset, the fast wp 8.1 system became too slow... What may have happened?

    Thanks in advance!
    05-17-2014 01:11 PM
  16. tapehead's Avatar
    I don't think it feels any different in terms of speed. But yes, a hard reset is recommended. But be careful before you update. Look at all the issues other people (myself included) have had.
    05-17-2014 02:06 PM
  17. boshkop's Avatar
    After installing 8.1 on my wife's phone it got noticeably slower! :/
    05-17-2014 02:18 PM
  18. Jaskys's Avatar
    Get 525 or 630, no point in getting 520 anymore
    05-17-2014 02:24 PM
  19. thron's Avatar
    Get 525 or 630, no point in getting 520 anymore
    I've had a 520 approaching 2 months now, no issues to speak of.
    There is nothing wrong with the 520 unless you're a gamer or need infinite amount of apps.

    The 520 is pretty much the cheapest windows phone you can get. That's reason enough for a lot of people to keep using it.
    xandros9 likes this.
    05-17-2014 04:29 PM
  20. JD89's Avatar
    My Lumia 520 has become unbearably slow since moving to WP 8.1
    It takes minutes to load artists in the music app and the overall phone is extremely sluggish.

    Using the PC to build out the SD Card is a painstaking task. The interface is extremely slow and adding things to the SD card via the phone take forever.

    Very disappointed compared with the upgrade speeds I saw with my 1020.
    06-15-2014 04:04 PM
  21. thron's Avatar
    The new music app in 8.1 sucks, download the music hub tile app to use the old one until the 8.1 version is improved.
    How big is your SD card? I have an 8gb one and it's as speedy as it was on 8.
    xandros9 likes this.
    06-20-2014 11:34 AM
  22. bryanibuan's Avatar
    Been using WP8.1 on my 520 for several months now and I love it better than WP8. I did a hard reset BEFORE installing the WP8.1 Developer Preview. After the update, it felt like a new phone... Months after, no problem with the performance of it.
    06-25-2014 07:00 PM
  23. psiu_glen's Avatar
    I just rolled my 520 back to WP8. The 8.1 DP had it running like a bargain basement Android -- trash. Throw in crap UI/UX changes and made it easy for me.
    06-25-2014 07:21 PM
  24. Angezerus's Avatar
    I have updated my 625 to Denim. Ever since it is laggier than ever. Same thing happened when I updated from Cyan to Black. So now it is 3 times laggier than wp8 Cyan. Hurray! Good job MS! WP the best! The phone crashes and restarts on a daily basis. I can't even open news sites with many images.
    It was definitely worth updating, because:
    - I have a higher version number for IE
    - I would have cortana, word-flow and cool things if I were 'murican (but I am not, and I will never be able to use it, cause fk the other parts of the world)
    - Some fancy stuff
    - My friends can joke about me using a Denim spray as a phone


    I hope some MS nerds will send a reply telling me how to reset my phone and reinstall and reset everything. WHOOAAAA best advice ever! Thanks! Just one question: do you reinstall your whole pc every time there is an error? Perhaps you should reset your life as well :)

    My conclusion: WP is an unborn baby. Only a marketing bullshat. A lie.
    01-26-2015 09:28 AM
  25. furiaplay's Avatar
    Install Lumia Denin in L520 /watch?v=MRNEe6DIe-g&feature
    01-26-2015 01:18 PM

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